Galapagos - 5 Day - Hotel Stay

  • days: 5
  • from: $2,685

Description

Experience the amazing Galapagos Islands on this this 5 day / 4 night package! You'll enjoy 2 nights on the island of Santa Cruz Island and 2 nights on the island of San Cristobal.  After your busy days spent exploring the archipelago, your accommodations will provide you with the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether that be sitting by the pool or exploring the rocks in search of iguanas!

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Transfer by public bus to Itabaca Channel; separating the islands of Baltra and Santa Cruz. After crossing the channel by local ferry, you are transferred by private vehicle to your hotel in Santa Cruz. Along the way you will stop for lunch at a local Hacienda which offers a beautiful setting where you can also observe many turtles in their natural habitat. Once you arrive in Puerto Ayora, you will have some time at leisure to discover this harbour town, well known for its many arts and craft shops. Overnight in the Galapagos Islands – Santa Cruz Island. [L]

Day 2 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

An exciting day awaits as we explore the magical islands that makes up the Galapagos archipelago. Some of the islands we may visit include Bartolome, Isabela, Santa Fe, Plazas, Floreana or North Seymour and Bachas. These are island paradises with beautiful white sandy beaches that allow you to get up close with the marine animals. Some animals which can be found on the different islands are dolphins, white-tip reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, sea turtles, marine iguanas and plenty of other exotic and colourful fish. Bartolomé will also provide amazing views over the islands of Santiago, North Seymour, Baltra, Santa Cruz and Rábida. Your camera is a must! The islands you visit today will depend on a number of factors and the destinations won’t be known until today. Overnight in the Galapagos Islands – Santa Cruz Island. [B,L]

Day 3 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

This morning you will enjoy a walking tour to Tortuga Bay with a National Park Guide. The walk to this beautiful beach takes about 1 hour, with explanations by the national park guide. At the beach there is time to relax and swim before walking back. In the afternoon you will be transferred from your hotel to the dock of Santa Cruz from where you will take a lancha (motorized small boat) to the island of San Cristobal. The boat ride will take about 2 hours and depending on the weather, it can be a bit bumpy. On arrival at the dock of San Cristobal you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will have a meet and greet with a staff member to learn more about your program on this interesting island. Overnight in the Galapagos Islands – San Cristobal Island. [B]

Day 4 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Take a boat ride out today to tranquil Isla Lobos or impressive Kicker Rock. The destination you visit will depend on a number of factors and won't be known until today. Isla Lobos is named for the colony of sea lions often frolicking on the beach there. Isla Lobos is also a seasonal nesting location for blue-footed boobies and frigates. The protected channel off the island is also the perfect place to go snorkelling with sea lions. Kicker Rock rises 500 feet straight from the ocean and is also known as "Sleeping Lion" because of its shape. The remains of this eroded lava cone are a wonderful place to see tropicbirds, frigates and boobies and to view the prolific marine life. Enjoy lunch on the boat before returning to San Cristobal for an afternoon at leisure. You may wish to take a short walk to the Centro de Interpretación which contains exhibits relating to the biodiversity and anthropology of the islands. Overnight in the Galapagos Islands – San Cristobal Island. [B,L]

Day 5 DEPART GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

We trust that you will leave with wonderful memories of the amazing Galapagos Islands! [B]

INCLUSIONS

TRAVEL

  • Airport transfers
  • A program of included shore excursions and sightseeing
  • Use of snorkelling equipment on excursions

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 4 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 4 breakfasts and 3 lunches

TOUR GUIDES

  • English-speaking naturalist guides

SIGHTSEEING

  • Lunch among the giant tortoises on Santa Cruz
  • Full day excursion to one of the surrounding islands
  • Walking tour of Tortuga Bay
  • Enjoy a tour to Isla Lobos OR Kicker Rock

EXCLUSIONS

  • Airfares to the Galapagos Islands (approximately $869pp AU)
  • National Park Entrance Fee ($100pp US)
  • INGALA Galapagos Visitor Card ($20pp US)

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share. Single Supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Please contact our office for details.